The scores of the 2 games show close games, however the games told different stories. The Sixers were hanging with the Pistons the whole game and let them off the hook in the 4th quarter. The Flyers had a much different story, they got out skated, out hustled and straight up out played by a better team.
For the Sixers a 4th quarter collapse gave the game to Detroit, thanks in part to Will Bynum who torched the Sixers in leading the pistons to out score the 76ers 22-14 in the final frame.
The Flyers went up 1-0 in the first period and unraveled from there eventually facing a 3-1 deficet at the 1st intermission. Mike Richards scored early in the 3rd period to cut the Boston lead to 3-2, however a weak goal by Mark Recchi proved deadly for the Flyers. Simon Gagne would score a goal late in the 3rd.
The young starts for both teams continuted to produce. Thaddius Young had 22 points along with 8 rebounds. For the Flyers Claude Giroux scored the first goal and assisted the last.
The Sixers next action is home against Atlanta on Tuesday. For the Flyers they will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto for the front half of a home and home.